Sunvapor Solar Steam on Demand receives funding for desalination

The DOE’s Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) selected Livermore, California-based Sun Vapor Inc. to receive $1.5 million in funding for Solar Steam on Demand. Sunvapor is one of 14 solar-thermal desalination projects chosen for reducing the cost of the technology...

Hawaii gets $1.9M in fed dollars to test solar-thermal desalination

The U.S. Department of Energy will award over $1.9 million in federal funding to the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority to test the viability of solar-thermal desalination on a commercial scale, said U.S.

Robert Redford Conservancy earns top LEED Rating

Robert Redford Conservancy earns top LEED Rating

A top-to-bottom renovation turned an abandoned, nearly 90-year-old facility into a showcase for responsible, collaborative green building. I

Shaw Industries rolls out carbon neutral carpet manufacturing

Shaw Industries rolls out carbon neutral carpet manufacturing

Carbon neutral efforts included installing a 1 MW solar array atop its carpet tile manufacturing facility in Cartersville, Georgia, in 2013.

Now 200 communities are solar friendly

Now 200 communities are solar friendly

Every local government in the United States is eligible to receive no-cost technical assistance to achieve designation by SolSmart.

Solar umbrella provides power in remote regions

Solar umbrella provides power in remote regions

In some parts of Africa electricity shortages routinely prevent children from having enough time for studying.

World Bank increases support for clean, renewable energy in Bangladesh

The World Bank has approved $55 million to expand the use of clean renewable energy in rural areas of Bangladesh where grid electricity cannot reach easily. The additional financing to the Second Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Development (RERED II)...

Airports soar with environmentally friendly upgrades

Airports soar with environmentally friendly upgrades

Airports are going green in response to increasing pressure regarding the aviation industry’s environmental impact. Airport Technology recently spotlighted the world’s most environmentally friendly airports and highlighted what elements of those facilities’ design help them to offset carbon emissions. The...

Colo. building university's third to earn LEED status

The General Classroom Building at Colorado State University-Pueblo has received LEED platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The university says the three-story 40,000-square-foot facility, which opened in fall 2015, was designed and constructed to save 35 percent...

IKEA to harness sun's power with Washington's largest array

IKEA to harness sun's power with Washington's largest array

IKEA, a leading home furnishings retailer, plans to install solar panels atop a relocated Seattle-area store under construction in Renton, Wash. Installation begins this fall and, when completed late this year, the project will be the largest rooftop solar array...

Living, breathing building: Kern Center earns rigorous green certification

Living, breathing building: Kern Center earns rigorous green certification

In 2016, the R.W. Kern Center became Hampshire College’s first new building in 40 years.

Casino powers data with renewable energy

Casino powers data with renewable energy

Wynn Las Vegas’ IT infrastructure is now being powered by 100 percent renewable energy. The move represents the company’s latest step in the company’s ongoing effort to reduce its carbon footprint and increase clean energy use across multiple areas of...

Sustainable community nearing completion near Denver

Sustainable community nearing completion near Denver

Vita, a LEED gold-designed mixed-use residential rental apartment community in the Denver metro area, is nearing completion. The sustainable 159-unit apartment community, designed for people 55 years old and older, was developed by Denver-based Zocalo Community Development and designed by...

Washington utility creates solar program for commercial, industrial customers

Washington utility creates solar program for commercial, industrial customers

Large commercial and industrial electric customers in Washington State soon will be able to tap into a renewable, cost-effective energy source. Avista Utilities has unveiled the Solar Select program, which will be powered by 28 megawatts of renewable solar energy,...

Walmart commits to reduce emissions in China

Walmart commits to reduce emissions in China

Walmart plans to enroll all of its export and domestic suppliers in China, starting with 100 of its top suppliers, into an emissions reduction program in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the country. The company’s goal is...

New N.C. solar-storage farm among nation's largest

New N.C. solar-storage farm among nation's largest

One of the largest solar-plus-storage installations in the continental United States is now in operation in North Carolina. The 8.5-megawatt utility-scale project has a storage capacity of 12 megawatt hours, according to a release. All told, 21,900 high-performance LG solar...

Japan opens nation's largest floating solar farm

Japan opens nation's largest floating solar farm

Touted as Japan’s largest floating solar plant, a new 13.7 megawatt (MW) site has begun operation. Sitting on the surface of the Yamakura Dam reservoir in Ichihara, the 44-acre plant is managed by the waterworks bureau of Chiba Prefecture for...

Sustainable 'Smart City' grows in Thailand

Sustainable 'Smart City' grows in Thailand

When it launched in July 2015, WHIZDOM 101 in Bangkok, Thailand, was dubbed “The Great Good Place.” The project, officials said, represented a step into the future and was designed to be a one-stop world for a person’s every need,...

Hawaii college aims to be nation's first with battery-powered renewable energy

Hawaii college aims to be nation's first with battery-powered renewable energy

The University of Hawai'i plans for its Maui College campus to soon be among the first in the nation to generate 100 percent of its energy from on-site solar photovoltaic (PV) systems coupled with battery storage. The project is part...

Fifth Third seeks to achieve 100% renewable power

Fifth Third seeks to achieve 100% renewable power

Fifth Third Bancorp has become the first Fortune 500 company and first bank to sign a power purchase agreement to achieve 100 percent renewable power through a single project, according to a release. Fifth Third also has become the first...

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